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Incarcerated Person Walks Away from Male Community Reentry Program

SAN DIEGO – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for an incarcerated person who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in San Diego County on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023.

Rosario Castro was last seen at 11:04 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Care Facility in Chula Vista, California, where he was visiting on an approved community pass. CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, Division of Adult Parole Operations, and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search.

Castro, 40, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 218 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, dark gray cargo shorts and black tennis shoes.

Castro was sentenced to CDCR from San Diego County on Feb. 6, 2020, to serve four years for Carjacking and Vehicle Theft Second Striker.

Anyone who sees Castro or has knowledge of their whereabouts should immediately call law enforcement, 911 or Program Manager Michael Hagemann at (213) 200-9771. Since 1977, 99 percent of all incarcerated people who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

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Contact: CDCR Press